Christopher M Saffron

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BACKGROUND For cellulosic biofuels processes, suitable characterization of the lignin remaining within the cell wall and correlation of quantified properties of lignin to cell wall polysaccharide enzymatic deconstruction is underrepresented in the literature. This is particularly true for grasses which represent a number of promising bioenergy feedstocks(More)
Desorption of organic contaminants from soil can be modeled by dividing the desorption time-concentration profile into three distinct regimes. These are characterized by desorption that occurs faster than the experimental sampling scheme, at a rate that is captured by it, and at a rate for which the duration of the experiment and data uncertainty obscures(More)
The aim of this work was to integrate decentralized torrefaction with centralized catalytic pyrolysis to convert coffee grounds into the green aromatic precursors of terephthalic acid, namely benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX). An economic analysis of this bioproduct system was conducted to examine BTEX yields, biomass costs and their(More)
Investigating microbial transformations of soil organic matter: synthesizing knowledge from disparate fields to guide new experimentation. SOIL 1:313-330. Soil organic matter composition and quality across fire severity gradients in coniferous and deciduous forests of the southern boreal region. In review after revision. Crop rotational diversity enhances(More)
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